May 8, 2018

Ploughing right along: cara Coccolina

My greatest achievement? Coccolina has now reached the 1500 mark of pedigrees she is in. She has been a MAJOR contributor to the type, character, health of about 1/3 of the Barbet world*. No small feat. She is the only Barbet in France to have reached the 5/6 level of the SCC selection grid. I am very lucky and blessed.

  • *I’d mention color, but I do not breed for color, nor do I sell for color..

The first does not redeem the second

Back to a situation in the 90’s where 2 clubs were in competition for SCC recognition..the names are familair ones with some newbies.

Again, neither is of any use to the Barbet since neither has a clue. Fame is the key word and a lot of blablabla we are all accustomed to, sadly.

So much for the Barbet.

Games people play: now you see it now you don’t.

This is the pedigree before the “situation” was brought to the attention of the SCC, apparently very recently…

and when you look at the pdf all of Faro’s family is gone.DNA  problem…

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Super champion Faro becomes an ATI (no known ancestors).>>>Someone somewhere fibbed on the SCC papers which are legal documents and signed them attesting that what was originally declared was the truth. About 200 Barbets lost 1/2 of their pedigree in the transaction and many are now supporting the person who lied, by asking to get the full pedigree back…never mind the lie..eh. What is more important? One does wonder.

In a breed that has had so many problems over the years, you would think that most? would show their transparence…by posting/sharing DNA information rightaway and not waiting for some odd reason, 8 years later. There’s a rat somewhere along the line. As usual, par for the course, in our socutesonice Barbet world where everyone is a great 5-* breeder.

I am not surprised because “ce qui devait arriver arrivât” as many knew the pedigree was “off” and had known for several years..

Conclusion: “my” breeding half of the pedigree is one of the best in France, coupled with…the worst.